Your visit to The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in the heart of Greene County, Ohio, can be made complete with a well-coordinated trip to a number of other diverse and unique communities and historic sites. The other sites are located within minutes of the NAAMCC and will be well worth the travel time.
The National Museum of the United States Air Force
The National Museum of the United States Air Force (formerly the United States Air Force Museum) is the official museum of the United States Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base 6 miles (9.7 km) northeast of Dayton, Ohio. The NMUSAF is the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum with more than 360 aircraft and missiles on display. The museum draws over 1.3 million visitors each year making it one of the most frequently visited tourist attractions in Ohio. Admission to the museum is free.
Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center
See the place where Orville and Wilbur Wright developed and tested the world's first practical airplane—and the memorial built to honor their lives and achievements. At the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center, you'll see exhibits that focus on the achievements of the Wright brothers at Huffman Prairie Flying Field, and the story of their continuing legacy as embodied by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Dedicated in 2002, the interpretive center is owned by the U.S. Air Force and operated by the National Park Service.
Historic Clifton Mill
Historic Clifton Mill is one of the largest water powered grist mills still in existence. The first mill at this site was built in 1802 by Owen Davis, a Revolutionary War soldier and frontiersman miller. The mill was built in this location to take advantage of the natural power of the concentrated water funneled into the gorge. Owen Davis and his son-in-law, General Benjamin Whiteman also built a saw mill and a distillery. Soon a village known as Davis Mills sprang up around the mills. The Little Miami River powered five other mills that were built within a mile of Clifton Mill; a woolen mill, saw mill, paper mill, barrel mill and another grist mill. Clifton Mill is the only one still standing.
Young’s Jersey Dairy
Young’s Jersey Dairy located in Yellow Springs is famous for their homemade ice cream. The ice cream is made right on the farm from 15% butterfat mix (pasteurized milk, cream, and sugar mixture). It has a very rich taste, smooth and creamy texture, and blends well with many flavors.
The Epic Outdoor Drama Blue Jacket
In Xenia, Ohio (about 10 miles west of Dayton, Ohio), every year you can see an outdoor drama scheduled every year in the summer that depicts the struggle between the Shawnee Native American tribe and white settlers. The Play depicts the Shawnee battle to protect land from the White settlers and battles against the United States Army.
The Village of Yellow Springs
The Village of Yellow Springs is a small town with a population of about 4,000. The community is known for its recreational attractions, an assortment of eclectic downtown shops and unique restaurants. The community is culturally diverse and represents a wide range of political and social views with an emphasis on being open and friendly.
Youngsholm (The Home of Colonel Charles Young
Colonel Charles Young’s house, also known as Youngsholm, is a National Historic Landmark in Wilberforce, Ohio. Located only two miles from the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center west on US Route 42 the house once served as a station on the Underground Railroad. A later resident of the house Colonel Charles Young was born in 1864 was the third African American graduate of West Point, the first black U.S. national park superintendent, the first African American military attaché, and the highest ranking black officer in the United States Army until his death in 1922.
Massie’s Creek Cemetery
Massie's Creek Cemetery (also known as Tarbox Cemetery) is located on the southwest side of Tarbox Cemetery Road, about ½ mile north of US-42, outside Cedarville, Ohio in Greene County. This cemetery is home to a number of very influential and historic figures such as Hallie Q. Brown, Martin R. Delany, and Dr. William S. Scarborough, as well as Colonel Charles Young’s wife Ada and two children Charles Noel Young and Marie Ware.